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Old 05-08-2017, 10:34 AM   #1
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At a low stakes SNG home game.

UTG bets calls the blind.

The dealer goes all-in out of turn.

A mid position player would like to call the blind and see what happens when it gets back around to him. He's comfortable taking a coin toss against the dealers all-in, but not against several all-ins, so figures calling the blind gives him this option.

Can the mid position player do this? Or is he obligated to call the all-in even though it was made out of turn?
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:27 PM   #2
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He may call just the Big Blind. Any out-of-turn action from a seat later than him has no effect on the availability of his betting options. It may effect how he evaluates those options.
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Old 05-08-2017, 07:12 PM   #3
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MP can call the bet (limp) and re-evaluate what to do when action gets back around.

There should be a discussion as to how the game in the future will treat OOT action (when binding and what options OOT player has when action does arrive).

IMHO, for a home game, I don't think OOT should be binding. Stop the OOT action, rewind back to where the action is, alert all players that the OOT player will have all options available. Repeat offenders don't get a repeat invite.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:45 AM   #4
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MP can call the bet (limp) and re-evaluate what to do when action gets back around.

There should be a discussion as to how the game in the future will treat OOT action (when binding and what options OOT player has when action does arrive).

IMHO, for a home game, I don't think OOT should be binding. Stop the OOT action, rewind back to where the action is, alert all players that the OOT player will have all options available. Repeat offenders don't get a repeat invite.
I think this is fine if new players are not shown the house rules when they arrive. But better then having the discussion after the event first happens, is to have house rules made available before a newbie sits down to play.

You don't necessarily have to explain all the rules, but common ones like forward motion or betting line, do you have to show to win, single chip call, rabbit hunting, RIT, and action OOT should be raised.
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Old 05-09-2017, 01:48 AM   #5
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At my home game we use the "if the action hasn't changed, out of turn action is binding," which I believe is casino standard. (Pls correct me if I'm wrong.) So MP can limp, anyone else can limp too, and as long as it wasn't raised in front of dealer, his shove stands.
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Old 05-09-2017, 10:43 AM   #6
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At my home game we use the "if the action hasn't changed, out of turn action is binding," which I believe is casino standard. (Pls correct me if I'm wrong.) So MP can limp, anyone else can limp too, and as long as it wasn't raised in front of dealer, his shove stands.
The TDA rule is a little different. Someone calling between the OOT action and the original action is technically a change in the action, so the OOT actor may change his/her action.

So in this case, Middle Position would be able to call, and then the button, once action was there, would be able to make a new decision. However, if everyone folded, then action remains the same and the All-in stands with no option to re-evaluate.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:30 AM   #7
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^^ ty for the clarification. From a home game standard, we may stick with what we do now, just to prevent angling (even if good-natured), but I'll give some thought to it. Fortunately it doesn't come up too often.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:48 PM   #8
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Without attempting a derail, I'd like to put out a good reason for giving the OOT player all their options, regardless if action changed.

When button make the OOT raise, MP now gains the ability to limp-re-raise. It has the potential to be a big advantage, and therefore has the potential to hurt all other players in the pot.

If you make it clear that button has all options, then MP is forced to play their hand the way they intended, and nobody is disadvantaged.
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Old 05-10-2017, 05:05 PM   #9
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Without attempting a derail, I'd like to put out a good reason for giving the OOT player all their options, regardless if action changed.

When button make the OOT raise, MP now gains the ability to limp-re-raise. It has the potential to be a big advantage, and therefore has the potential to hurt all other players in the pot.

If you make it clear that button has all options, then MP is forced to play their hand the way they intended, and nobody is disadvantaged.
I agree with you that OOt action should not be binding (unless it causes action after it or if it is heads up) for these reasons ... but lets not say nobody is disadvantaged. The third party is still disadvantaged because a player is getting to act with more information then he should have (the fact that the OOT player might chage his action mitigates this but does not completely eliminate it) I point this out because it is still important if OOT i not binding that players not think it is acceptable behavior (Everyone will do it from time to time because we all make mistakes .... but lets all understand that we shouldn;t be acting OOT)
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Old 05-10-2017, 05:14 PM   #10
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I agree with you that OOt action should not be binding (unless it causes action after it or if it is heads up) for these reasons ... but lets not say nobody is disadvantaged. The third party is still disadvantaged because a player is getting to act with more information then he should have (the fact that the OOT player might chage his action mitigates this but does not completely eliminate it) I point this out because it is still important if OOT i not binding that players not think it is acceptable behavior (Everyone will do it from time to time because we all make mistakes .... but lets all understand that we shouldn;t be acting OOT)
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Old 05-10-2017, 06:07 PM   #11
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Yeah in my home game and tbh even in the casino, we are pretty lenient when it's a noob or seems like an honest mistake (like a player on the phone or something). But if there aren't really extenuating circumstances, I'm fine with the OOT player being 'punished' in that he could be limp/reraised. I understand the line about 'extenuating circumstances' can be a difficult line to walk, at least in a casino; in home games it should be pretty easy to figure out. (We have had in the past habitually clueless people, and we usually give one 'tsk tsk' to start the evening, after that it's consequences time.)
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